Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

Mobility Challenges Faced with Courage and Optimism

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Michael Holtz faced a life-threatening diagnosis as a child. As a result of treatment he experienced mobility challenges, but has battled through every obstacle since then with fierce determination, courage and optimism. The 18-year-old Fairfield resident was named one of five Connecticut Children’s Isidore Wise Scholarship Award winners in 2019. He has an impressive resume …

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Research Project Helps Kids After Cancer

Categories: Medical Center News
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the focus for the child and the family is naturally on the treatment—whether it will work, what it will entail. And until that treatment process is done, there’s not much reason to look beyond it. But once they get to the end of treatment, parents and kids have …

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Nursing Protocol Helps Sick Kids Sleep

Categories: Medical Center News
When a child needs to be in the hospital, he or she needs lots of rest. But that child also needs to be monitored regularly. And taking a child’s vital signs requires waking the child up. At Connecticut Children’s, the standard protocol is to check vital signs every four hours, around the clock. So no …

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Gamers Help Sick Kids Through Extra Life

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Izzy enjoys playing video games
On November 2, thousands of people around the world who care about kids and love games will bring their passions together for Extra Life. It’s an event where gamers help sick kids by raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Connecticut Children’s is a member. Their donations make a world of difference to …

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Psychological Support for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Categories: Medical Center News
Behavioral Oncology
When facing a cancer diagnosis, patients need both excellent medical and psychological care. Connecticut Children’s now has full-time psychologists in its Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Siddika Mulchan, Psy.D., and neuropsychologist Lauren Ayr-Volta, Ph.D., are specialists with both medical and psychological training. And they have a special emphasis in hematology and oncology. Dr. Mulchan …

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